Lois Marris

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Real Estate Professional with RE/MAX Results Rochester

  • Local Expert 136 points
  • Reviews 2
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 3
  • Discussions 0

About Me

Lois Marris is a real estate agent with RE/MAX Results in Rochester Minnesota. Lois is a third generation real estate agent. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and worked in the tech industry prior to becoming a real estate agent. Her family has lived in the Dover/Eyota and Rochester area for five generations. She knows real estate and she knows Rochester.

My Expertise

Residential Sales, Luxury Homes, Relocation, Estate Sales

My Designations

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)

My Groups & Associations

Rochester Chamber of Commerce member, Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS, Minnesota Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS

My Service Locations

Byron, Dover, Mower County, Olmsted County, Oronoco, Pine Island, Rochester, Stewartville, Zumbro Falls

Office

4123 26th St NW (Google map)

Websites

Local Links

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Just now

"Slatterly Park Neighborhood - Downtown Rochester"

The Slatterly Park Neighborhood is a wonderful downtown Rochester area, rich with diversity and bustling with activity. The area is named after a community park and hosts a variety of activities for all ages and lifestyles. I like older homes so Slatterly is a favorite area of mine as most homes were built in the 1920-1960 decades. Anything near downtown is older just because that’s how the town grew, start downtown and grow out in all directions!

The Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association north boundary is 4th St SE (think Farmer’s Market and Roscoe’s BBQ area) and the south boundary is 12th St SE/Highway 14 (think Dairy Queen, Lincoln K-8 Choice Elementary School area). The east boundary is 15th Ave SE (by Cub Foods and Eagles Club) and the west boundary is 3rd Ave SE/Broadway (Kwik Trip, K-Mart and Domino’s Pizza). The entire area is within walking and biking distance to downtown but a bus ride might be better on winter days.

The neighborhood association is vibrant and healthy. The mission of the neighborhood association is to “strengthen ties between neighbors, curtail crime, and beautify the properties in an overall effort to maintain and enhance property values.” The association organized the Imagine Slatterly Vision Plan with a goal of revitalizing the area. They have neighborhood movie nights, host the Art on the Avenue annual festival, neighborhood picnics, community garden plots and lots of other fun things to get neighbors outside and chatting.

This is a great part of town to live in if you are looking for community minded living. The Rochester Honkers baseball team stadium is just north of 4th St. SE as well as the Rochester Farmer’s Market. Slatterly Park has baseball diamonds, disc golf course, a tot lot and jogging/walking trail by Bear Creek. The Rochester Art Center, civic theater and library are all on the northwest most border of the area. Kids can keep busy at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

Homes built in the Slatterly area were usually constructed in the 1920’s to 1960’s though I once viewed an 1890 built home and there are a few along Bear Creek that were probably built in the 70’s. You won’t find cookie cutter homes (same house over and over) here as each home was likely custom built. The homes probably average 1500-1800 square feet but you’ll also find some grand American Four Square style houses

The 61 homes sold to-date in 2015 have ranged in price from $19,900 to $153,900 with an average Days on Market (DOM) of 65 days and an average sales price of $108,978. During the same time last year (Jan-Sept 2014), Slatterly had 53 homes sell ranging in price from $34,200-$163,200, 53 DOM and average sale price of $103,573.

There are apartments scattered in the area as well as older homes converted into duplex and triplex living. Most of the garages will be detached style simply because a 1920 home builder didn’t see the need for a garage! These homes are rich with heritage and you’ll find beautiful natural wood, brick driveways, gorgeous custom doors with stone accented archways, probably hardwood floors and all the other features of yesteryear.

To view 911 reports on any Rochester area visit www.Rochester911.com

Schools:
Riverside Central Elementary School (grades K-5)
Willow Creek Middle School (grades 6-8)
Mayo High School (grades 9-12)
Lincoln K-8 Choice Elementary School (K-8)
Rochester Community Technical College
St Francis of Assisi Catholic School (Pre K-8)
Pros
  • Cute homes
  • Walking distance to everything downtown
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Just now
Editors Choice

"Finding your way around Rochester"

Getting around Rochester is easy once you get the hang of street names! Streets run east to west while Avenues run north to south. Drives and Roads are usually long and curvy. Lanes, Courts, Places and Circles are no-through ways such as cul-de-sacs, dead-ends or half-circles.

Rochester is divided into quadrants as well: NW, SW, NE, SE. The quadrant makes a huge difference in the address so don't forget about it! Center Street divides north from south and runs through the middle of downtown. Broadway/Highway 63 roughly divides east from west,

We have a good bus system, easy to navigate. There are park and ride locations to help residents make use of the public transit and car pooling. Rochester is also adding more and more bike lanes, especially downtown and you can get your bike on the buses.

In addition to bike lanes we have a fantastic and extensive hiking/biking trail system. This system allows you get around much of Rochester without going on the main streets. The trails are usually blacktop and provide a beautiful ride or jog through the parks, trees and along the river.

Downtown Rochester has a great skyway/subway system. If you've never been in the subway system I encourage you to visit. It is a city within a city. There is plenty of shopping and dining available within the subway. Visit during the week as some subway routes and shops are closed on weekends.

If you are staying in a Rochester hotel it may be connected to the skyway system or provide a shuttle to get you to downtown and shopping areas.

Rochester does have a few street names that will confuse a visitor. We have a West Circle Drive and East Circle Drive, neither ones are circles. West Circle Drive is a four lane half circle around the city from Apache Mall on the south side of Rochester to 55th St NW on the north side of Rochester. East Circle Drive is a quarter of loop around part of the NE quadrant to Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) on the SE side of town. Future plans will have West Circle Drive and East Circle Drive meeting together some day but not yet.

As Rochester continues to develop into the a major medical center destination we expect easy transit to be a priority. There are talks of bike systems so you can take a community bike from location to location as well as trolley transit. Whatever the future holds it is sure to include a variety of transportation options with an emphases an wise use of space and resources.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Great Public Library
  • Downtown Skyway/Subway system
  • Downtown shopping and restaurants
  • Get from one side of the city to the other in approximately 15 minutes
  • House lots are decent sized
Cons
  • Needs more unique shopping and restaurant choices
  • Four year university offering degrees other than medical fields
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